Victoria (page 4 of 4)

These pages present public submissions, events and other materials relevant to Victoria. Please also review our policy briefings.

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Tony Briffa joins OII Australia

Councillor Tony Briffa JP has joined OII Australia. Tony has been working as an intersex activist for 15 years; along with Michael Noble and Chris Somers XXY, our vice president, this means that all of Australia’s first intersex activists are members of OII Australia. A deep commitment to Tony’s local community saw Tony re-elected as…
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Intersex intersectionalities with lesbian and gay communities

Morgan Carpenter, OII Australia board member, wrote and presented this paper at the After ‘Homosexual’ conference in Melbourne in February 2012. The focus is on intersectionalities with people experiencing same-sex attraction.

Congratulations to intersex councillor Tony Briffa, elected Mayor of Hobsons Bay, Victoria

Congratulations to intersex councillor Tony Briffa, elected Mayor of Hobsons Bay, Victoria

Victorian intersex local government politician and Altona ward councillor Tony Briffa has been elected Mayor of Hobsons Bay in Victoria, in a possible world first – congratulations, Tony! More information Read in Hobsons Bay Weekly: Mayor Briffa wants to move with the times Read in the Hobsons Bay Leader: Briffa elected mayor of Hobsons Bay

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Breakthrough: XXY researchers acknowledge not all XXY people are male

Researchers at a cluster of Melbourne medical institutes, hospitals and universities have acknowledged in a letter to the editor of the International Journal of Andrology, The Official Journal of the European Academy of Andrology, that not all people with the XXY karyotype are male and that some may be female and some may be intersex….
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Wei Ling Lean, Melbourne Medical School: “Anatomical and cosmetic outcomes of feminizing genital surgery for intersex disorders”

This report focuses on the cosmetic outcomes of non-consensual cosmetic genital surgery performed on infants. OII Australia regards such surgeries as reprehensible, and wishes to see them cease. From the abstract: Issues of childhood genital surgery in individuals with genital ambiguity remain controversial. Poor results reported in some centres triggered questioning of the appropriateness of…
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